P. B. Shelley
He was cremated on the beach at Viareggio where his body was
washed up, and his ashes interred in the cemetery in Rome where
lay already his son William, and John Keats. Also a philosophical
and political essayist, and a gifted translator from German, Italian,
Greek, Spanish and Arabic, he has taken his place as a major figure among the English Romantics: the poet of volcanic hope for a better
world, of fiery aspirations shot upwards through bitter gloom.